States’ membership in energy Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs): trade, alliances and regulation

Veronica Lenzi
Chapter 1: Intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) have emerged as prominent actors in the global marketplace since the median decades of the twentieth century. The unique role of energy in informing global trade flows, supply and demand, and overall wealth distribution renders IGOs interacting with the energy sector particularly critical to shaping the worldwide economic order; and yet, a quantitative system of classifying IGOs has yet to be articulated. Grounded in rational design and rational choice theory,...